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"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

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Polymer 2

Our group’s making purpose is for safety. To use polymers safety, we decided using by protecting sharp parts. For instance, on the desk, door, etc. This idea is useful to young children in house. Because of this benefit, we are targeting to adult who have young children. This is because all parents worry about their children, so they want to prevent bad situations to them. Our polymers could help parent’s hop because it will make more safety. When you use the polymers, you will not worry about your children that crush toward the sharp parts. Also, we thought about ‘How about make a variety types of colors, so children can choose it?’ To accept this opinion, we mixed a lot of color and we decided to make a frame to make children what ever they want. Like clay.

The specific design which we made in class time is this.

This is the picture during making a polymer. During making this one, we thought about how we can make a little bit stikky that can put on the edge of the desk, so the amounts of Borox was important to decide that.  We didn’t put borox a lot at a one time. We mix a little bit many times. Also, the color changed a lot because of the amounts of the color liquid. So we mixed many times with variety forms.

We tried a lot of times to make a polymers. After a lot of time, we experienced the benefits about this polymer. We stretched it, bounce it, attach on the edge of the desk, and consider about how to make it again in next time.

 

 

Characterization

When you wake up, you are in the dark. You can’t see anything. You struggle to get out of that weird place but nothing happens. A few minutes later, you can see a light was coming down to you. Finally, when you arrive, there are a lot of people looking you. That was the start of this incredible story, “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. Many people were already in that place and next to that place, there was a maze. This is the story about struggling to get out of that maze.  After reading the story, I think that the character Minho has many advantages in many directions. There are many other characters but I will introduce about ‘Minho’ because he makes lots of good friends and has power to survive in the maze.

Minho has ability in many perspectives.  In the story (pg: whole of the story..), Minho is a ‘Runner’ who get into the maze and search exit. To be a ‘Runner’, have to have a higher intelligence because they have to memorize a lot of route in the maze. In this part, we can know his brain in smart and intelligent. When (pg:111, ..but then two forms took shape, stumbling along the alley toward the Door. His eyes finally focused through the initial blindness of fear, and he realized it was Minho, with one of Alby’s arms draped across his shoulders, practically dragging the boy along behind him. ) Minho and another character (Alby) were in the maze but the gate of the maze was closing. Alby got injured by the monster in the maze. To survive, Minho can run away from the maze but he didn’t. He tried to save Alby, so he pulled Alby to the Gate.

Although, they can’t get out of the maze, I think Minho has a responsibility about friends by looking that evidence. About his looks, I can expect he can have  new clothes but it didn’t have much. Mostly, he will wearing old clothes. Because in the story (pg202, “Just drop a not in the Box, and there she goes. Doesn’t mean we always get what we want from the Creators, sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t), people in that place said the stuffs for people come when they send a note in the box. It is not commonly coming up, so his clothes can be old one. Also, he has to run all over the place (Because he is Runner.)

Minho fights when some person said wrong things or disagree his opinions or someone said bad about his friends. In page(pg161, ..Minho said in a calmer voice, “you’re nothing but a sissy who has never, not once, asked to be a Runner or tried out for it. You don’t have the right to talk about things you don’t understand. So shut your mouth” Gally stood up again, fuming. “Say one more thing like that and I’ll break your neck, right here in front of everybody”), he fought with Gary because he thought Gary alleged wrong things. Gary alleged that some person has to die because he against the first rule in that place but Minho thought that person were trying to save Alby, so punishing is nonsense. Because their opinions were different they fought a lot. About his behaviors, I can expect that he fought a lot when he thinks it is wrong.

We can expect his personality is good by looking his behaviors. For instance, Minho tried to save his friends and take care of friends if that friends is good person.(pg:207..”No, we’re just training you-…) Minho ran everyday in the maze to get out of the maze. Because his a lot of actions, people could get hint to get out of that maze. Every time, he ran a lot , help other people, and use his brain to get out. If he wasn’t in that place, I think people couldn’t get out of the maze.

Polymers are the large molecule.  To make the polymers, many small molecules, monomers, have to be combined with each others. The natural polymers made from many types of amino acid monomer units. For instance, if I mixed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and borax, they become a slime because by mixing them together, they create the cross-links between polymer chains. There are four types of polymers. They are thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, and synthetic fibers.  Ex) Synthetic polymers are the polymers that human made. For instance, which is people include the materials together and mixed, and made the synthetic polymers. The examples of synthetic polymers are nylon, polyethylene, polyester, etc. There are four types of polymers.  About the polymers, the synthetic materials come from the raw materials. (Such as petroleum based chemicals or petrochemicals.

There are two types of materials for the polymers. There are the natural resources, and the synthetic materials. They have different things with each other. The natural resources found in the nature but the synthetic materials are formed in the lab. (By human) Also, in the natural resources, there are wood and sand, and about the synthetic materials, there are nylon, polyethylene, polyester, etc. Those two types of materials have relationship with each other. Synthetic products are made from the natural resources. This means that if we don’t have the natural resources, we can’t make the synthetic products.

Image result for polymers materials(polymer)Image result for polymers materials (https://www.google.com/search?biw=1348&bih=641&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=aPXbXMW_KeuumAW9n7y4DA&q=polymers+materials&oq=polymers+materials&gs_l=img.3..0j0i8i30j0i24l3.9698.12788..12949…0.0..0.321.2146.0j11j2j1……0….1..gws-wiz-img…….0i67j0i5i30.PvRHrqT_NKs#imgrc=SICYZXrEIJ-LvM:) The URL for the polymers pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_synthetic_polymers (The sources that I found about the polymers.)

 

Health Unit (PE)

If people search wrong ways to solve problems cause more bad situations. So getting good information or searching good websites are very important. After getting good informations, the people who get hurts can improve their health and personality and become getting more better mental. But getting bad informations can make the patients personality and mental more weaker than before. To make them safe or getting relax, searching and getting good websites are very important.

American Revolution

In my e-book, readers have to have focus on British perspective. And they have to try to understand about the British and the Colonists. After reading this book, readers have to think about yourself. Ask yourself “Do I have a discrimination to other people?” If you can answer “No.”, you are having a better thinking. But if you have “Yes.”, you have to concentrate and try to understand about other people. Trying to understand other people is developing your minds. So try to understand. This will help you many ways in society.

American Revolution

Video about American Revolution

Made by Degan, Annie

In a video, people can know about American Revolution more specific and easy way. Just studying American Revolution can be very hard to understand and many things to remember. But in a video, reader can remember less. I think a video is explaining with picture, so reader can understand and memorize more easily.

During making a video, Degan edited a summary, adding more details and a video. And Annie made a characters and wrote short. And we separated a reading paragraph same. We combined events together a lot, so we can explain almost whole events.

We tried to include almost all events, so it can be confusing about it but it won’t be that hard to understand the pictures and events. Because using by easy words and the pictures will be easy to understanding about American Revolution. In this video, it is showing about a revolution about colonies. And show about many kinds of king and colonies were fighting. (Want peace)

Past to future

About the revolution

 When studying about a revolution, you should know about ‘What is the revolution?’ I think revolution means ‘A big change’ because when people who do the revolution, whether succeed or not, the society changes. And some citizens change their thinking and help to do a revolution. This make the revolution much bigger. And a revolution affects all over the world and help to change the society more easily because I think the one group of government will make their behaviors more carefully. (Because all over the world is watching, get mad and worried about them.) Or another meaning, revolution is ‘Understanding other side people’ because people do the revolution because they don’t want the other side argument, so they have to understand why they are thinking like that or not. 

 Now, you will confused about the reasons why people start the revolution. People who do a revolution want to change a society. There are many reasons why they want to change it. Sometimes the government doesn’t care about the citizens, so they got mad and sometimes they don’t like the modern rules, so a revolution caused by people who don’t like government. (Empire, king, queen etc) And people do a revolution because they want to give more good society to their children. Of course, not all people attend a revolution. Some parents escape to save their children. In the American revolution, the colonists start revolution because of the taxes. The British got too much taxes to the colonists, so the colonists citizens couldn’t hold it and they think it is very unfair. 

 After a revolution, many things changed. For example, the owner of the power is changing, the citizens, government’s environments and society are changing too. We should know after the revolution, the society could change better but also, it could become much worse and makes more bad influence to people. Like the Russian revolution, this case was ended citizens wanted. But not every revolutions are ended in that way. After a revolution whether it succeed or not, the most of the society was being poor. Because there both sides spend too much money or people during a revolution. That means they have to save the society with all of the people. (Government + citizens) I think after a revolution will be very hard to turn into a better society because it causes a lot of money and people also, after a revolution, all things are lack to do something. 

 Some people think revolution is bad because it causes a lot of bad thing. For example, after a revolution, people have to make a society good ways, so it causes a lot of money. Also, the buildings break a lot, so they need people who fix the buildings. About these reasons, it causes a lot of money and people but I think it has good points and bad points both. Because it could affects bad ways but after the revolution, the government will know about their behaviors and act more carefully to the citizens. Not all governments know their faults and change good way. Sometimes, the bad government is mad at the citizens who do the revolution, so they act worse to the citizens. But I think if they do that way, the citizens will got more mad and do revolution more and more. But the bad points are during the revolution, the citizens and government will get more casualties. Also, after a revolution, the society will hard to get up. Because during a revolution, many structures were attacked by others. The economy will be hard either to become better. About these reasons, they will know that making citizens into enemies makes it hard to maintain society and power.

                      Do you think a revolution will happen again today?

 No, I don’t because doing a revolution feels so far to modern society.

 

Yes, I do because if citizens don’t like a government, they can do a revolution any time.

 

( No, I don’t. Because in modern society, the peaceful time was so long, people don’t think about a war or revolution. Of course, there can be a few little revolution in country. But I don’t think there will be a big revolution or a war. When some country does the revolution, it affects all over the world. Many other countries help or want to stop a big revolution or a war, so it can’t be possible. The mass media was developed, so whole over the world can know about a revolution. )

( Yes, I do. Because there was a revolution in Korea at 1987. So it can be possible to have a revolution in modern society. In 1987, a president did the dictatorship, so many college students do a revolution. They wanted to change the dictatorship. This case is only 30 years ago, so I think it could be have enough possibility to occur a revolution in this day. If a government don’t do their works well, a citizens can cause a revolution any time. Also, a government don’t want whole people know about their country’s revolution because if whole people know about a revolution, whole people won’t like that government and that country will be annoying by other countries.)

History fiction

This book was written by Esther Forbes. The man character is Johnny Iremain who worked in the house by servant but start the revolution. Johnny was a servant but when he hurt his hand, he fired by owner. Then, he was walking around to get new job. When he was walking around, he met Rab(Who become Johnny’s best friend.) and he started revolution by meeting Rab.

I think the theme of this book is “Finding Freedom.” In the story, the Johnny was working everyday and every night. So he didn’t think about the outside environment. But when he was fired and he get out of a regular schedule, he thought of the society and decided to help the colonists. To find freedom people do fight. This is very weird, to find a freedom but people have to do fighting with other people. (Fighting for freedom??) Because the freedom is important, colonists decided fighting with other people. In this book, they did the fighting either. (Sugar act, The battle of Bennington, etc) After reading this book, I could say ‘Fighting for peace is weird. But I know being a colonists from other country is awful, so I understand about it.’

Science( thinking about future solar system)

Where in our solar system should NASA focus future missions?

I think we should know about the Europa. Because scientists already researched about Enceladus and they know there is a moon’s clouds of vapor and particles. But I think scientists don’t know about the Jupiter’s moon, Europa. There is a vapor either but there is a thick ice too. I am wondering how the ice could turned into a water. Because the Jupiter is very far from the sun, so it is really cold.  Scientists were saying a spacecraft will go to the Europa to launch it in 2020s. And there are other planets that having  ice or water in it. I think Europa has more possibility because there are many ice (19~25 kilometers ) in it and the weather is becoming hotter and hotter, so it could melt that ice too. (I think..)

Europa has an atmosphere, so it has a dense of the oxygen in it. Because of that I think later, if it has more oxygen in it, human could live in there.

I am thinking we should focus the moon or planets to replace the earth. Because know, the earth is getting hotter and hotter. Scientists are saying that we have to find planets which can replace the earth. So I am worried and think people have to find the planets which have water and other resources in it.

Science (Watching video and write answer.)

Part 2

 

Also, there are 78billions of stars in galaxies. Only one galaxy, there are many types of stars in it. I think galaxy is a huge and mysterious place. That human can’t know all.

I think there is a life out in space. Because the space is too large and there are many places that people don’t know about it. Maybe, in the other stars there can be other tribes of animals or creatures.

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